Kohl's is all about the old fashioned type of fun--the kind that doesn't involve a television, or internet, but just about being together.
Our room had a kitchenette, which enables us to make or bring our own food. On that note, skip the restaurant on site. The food is mediocre at best and the service is poor. However, I consider that to be a totally separate thing from the lodging.
I spent a nice, quiet evening with my husband sitting in rocking chairs on the back porch reading together. Lots to do on the site--some putting, basketball, swimming, volleyball, bocce ball, a small but functional fitness area, and a library with a few books. Very peaceful, brought out the cowgirl in me, and very much enjoyed looking up at the stars and listening to the sounds from the surrounding forest. It seems very fitting after doing a day of hiking (go see the Natural Bridge!) to come home to Kohl's.
It's so close to Phoenix and yet feels so far away from the craziness. As for the price, we caught a great deal on an off-peak time (summer during the week), cost less than $100/night. I liked that it was away from Payson as well, although I am sure that the 20 minute trip back and forth could get annoying over long periods of time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you first arrive at Kohl's Ranch Lodge in Payson, Arizona you will be sure you have truly cornered a little piece of paradise. The location is what creates this setting, which borders on perfection. Kohl's Ranch Lodge is at the base of the Mogollon Rim and on the banks of Tonto Creek. All of this comes together in the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. This stunning, off the beaten path section of Arizona's back country was made most famous by author Zane Grey, who stirred up vivid imagery of a striking land throughout his tales of the Old West. Not to mention, the people here are known for their historically famous, western hospitality. You will revel in the casual and friendly atmosphere that makes each stay here an inviting experience that leaves visitors wanting to come back for more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kohl`s Ranch Hotel Payson
- Kohls Hotel Payson
- Kohls Ranch Lodge
- Kohls Ranch Az